Everyone at Donaghcloney cricket club would like to wish Bruce Topping all the best with his move to local rivals Lurgan CC. Bruce was at the club 3 years and had a major impact both on and off the pitch. On the pitch his batting was integral to much of Donaghcloney’s success in the last 3 years. Both he and Mansing put on many memorable partnerships and paving the way to many victories. Bruce brought an element of professionalism and commitment to the club and set extremely high standards for the rest of us to follow. Scoring 1500 plus runs in his 3 seasons he also taught the younger members and older players alike to value their wicket and never give up. However it is off the pitch that he will probably be missed most.
Credit must go to Steven Hanna, Mansing and himself who have rejuvenated the junior section of Donaghcloney and provided coaching of the highest standard. Bruce has also spent many hours with different individual members of the senior club working on their technique and giving them encouragement throughout the season. All Bruce’s hard work on and off the field we rewarded with Player of the year 2012 and Clubman of the year 2012 and 2013. Everyone at Donaghcloney would like to thank him for all his efforts since joining the club. Donaghcloney’s loss is Lurgan’s gain and we wish Bruce all the best in 2014.
Donaghcloney Cricket Club are holding a quiz night on Saturday 29th March in Banbridge RFC. Kick off will be 7.30pm with refreshments available from the bar and a light snack provided in the interval. Teams of a maximum of six with the costs being £5 per head. There will be prizes on the night and some raffle prizes to be won also.
It would be great to see as many people as possible at the evening supporting the club. The quiz master has assured me that the questions may be a little less tricky this time !! I look forward to seeing you there.
Unfortunately we have not been able to attract enough numbers to make the winter coaching viable and therefore it will not be running this year.
We have decided to expand the course to include U15 players. There a 6 places left. Please print, complete and return the reply slip to Bruce Topping
We are keen to continue the development of our young players by offering a 10 week winter indoor coaching course for 8 to 15 years olds. The course will commence on Monday 10 February 2014 and run every Monday for 10 weeks until Monday 21 April. It will be held at Dromore Community Centre between 6.45pm and 8.15 pm each week. The cost for the full 10 weeks is just £10.
The course is designed for those who want to improve their game and will focus on co-ordination, balance and timing for batting while also developing the basic batting strokes. We will also work on basic fielding skills. All practices/drills will take place with tennis or soft balls.
We only have 16 places available which will be allocated on a “first come first serve” basis. Should you wish to enrol your child for the course, please download the attached reply slip at the bottom of this post, then print, complete, sign and return to Bruce Topping with the appropriate payment as soon as possible. Cheques should be made payable to Donaghcloney Cricket Club.
Further information can be obtained form Bruce Topping on 07884 204094.